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Direct Access Endoscopy Service

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(01) 806 5491 (01) 806 5490 (01) 806 5346

The Direct Access Endoscopy Service at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is a dedicated consultant led service that provides timely and direct access to Diagnostic Colonoscopy and Upper GI Endoscopy services.

To access this service, a GP referral will be required preferably on our referral form but also by referral letter.  If you are a patient and would like to access the service, please speak to your GP directly and request to be referred to the Endoscopy Dept at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

Referral Criteria - Suitable patients:

Diagnostic Colonoscopy

Upper GI Endoscopy 

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • GORD
  • Haemoccult positive stool
  • Dysphagia
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Family history of colon cancer
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Altered bowel habit
  • Dyspepsia (>55 years) or no response to PPI
  • Unexplained weight loss
 

 

Whilst most patients may be suitable for Direct Access Endoscopy there will be some patients who are not. All referrals received will be triaged on the day by one of our team to assess suitability. Patients who are suitable will be contacted directly by our team to arrange an appointment. For those patients who may be considered unsuitable based on the information provided, our team will contact the referring GP directly and the patient may be referred for a consultation in advance with one of our consultant team.

Unsuitable patients may include:

  • Patients who are unfit for day procedure
  • Patients under 16
  • Significant co-morbidities (contact the dept. if you have any concerns)
  • Haemodynamically unstable patient

Details about the service:

  • All referrals will be triaged on the day of receipt
  • Appointments will be confirmed within 48 hours directly with the patient
  • Urgent patients will be prioritised and will be offered the next available appointment.
  • The majority of private health insurance plans will cover the entire cost of the procedure.
  • Reports will be sent directly to the referring GP following the procedure

Post consent booklets

 

Further Endoscopy Information

For more information visit the Endoscopy Department in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

Staff & Consultant Team

  • Richard  Farrell

    Dr Richard Farrell

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant in Gastroenterology and Physician

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  • Conor O'Brien

    Dr Conor O'Brien

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant in Gastronenterology & Hepatology

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  • Shiobhan Weston

    Dr Shiobhan Weston

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant in Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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  • Subhasish Sengupta

    Dr Subhasish Sengupta

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Claire Smyth

    Dr Claire Smyth

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Aoibhlinn O'Toole

    Dr Aoibhlinn O'Toole

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Stephen Patchett

    Prof Stephen Patchett

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Barbara Ryan

    Dr Barbara Ryan

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Cathal O'Keefe

    Dr Cathal O'Keefe

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Colm O'Morain

    Prof Colm O'Morain

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Fergus  Gleeson

    Prof Fergus Gleeson

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Gavin  Harewood

    Dr Gavin Harewood

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • John (Jack) Hollingsworth

    Dr John (Jack) Hollingsworth

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant in Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine

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  • Eadhbhard Mulligan

    Mr Eadhbhard Mulligan

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery

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  • Padraic MacMathuna

    Prof Padraic MacMathuna

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

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  • Frank Murray

    Prof Frank Murray

    Bon Secours Hospital - Dublin

    Consultant in Hepatology & Gastroenterology

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Appointments

If you are a GP and wish to make an appointment, we would ask that you indicate on the referral form / letter the specific consultant you may wish your patient to be seen by. Otherwise the appointment will be made with our next available consultant team member. A full list of our consultant team is available here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, please contact our team on 01 806 5491 or 01 806 5490.

Completed referral forms / letters may be faxed to 01 806 5346.

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  • Irish Life Health
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Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is accredited by:

  • JCI